Senior Buyer - Metals

Our confidential client is a progressive global leader and industry visionary within the manufacturing industry, embracing an accelerated growing process. They are focused on embedded products and power systems, with a vigorous international presence, conducting their operation with the primary goal of providing their client portfolio with a high level of technical expertise and engineering services, supported by a full customer satisfaction priority in their specialized market across the globe.

Atlanta, Georgia

Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.)

<p>Your Global Talent Partners</p> <p>Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.) is a dynamic and progressive international search firm with offices in the US and Europe. C.O.I. assists companies large and small, across international borders, to find highly qualified professionals to fill mid and upper-level management positions.</p> <p>We have an international team of executive recruiters and partners who understand business from a global perspective but also have an in-depth understanding of local business practices in a multi-cultural society. We are dedicated and experienced professionals with the ability to identify the perfect match in the shortest time possible.</p> <p>Our clients trust that we will maintain the highest standards of integrity with a commitment to deliver unsurpassed results.</p> http://www.coiexecutives.com

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Mid-Level

Overview: Our global client is looking for a dynamic and experienced individual, able to ensure the best quality, cost and delivery conditions while providing an comprehensive pool of managing casting, machining, and forging suppliers, in compliance with company standards.<br /><br />This person will have extensive knowledge and understanding of metal products, working independently to manage multiple time sensitive duties. In addition, will identify different sources of commodities and services, evaluate bids, award contracts and purchase orders, develop new products standards and/or services and maintain contact with vendors, while keeping comprehensive descriptions of available metal products and up to date prices.<br /><br />The ideal candidate will participate in the replenishment and inventory management strategy to support revenue objectives, providing the company with a competitive advantage in the metals distribution arena. Will also serve as a supply chain liaison for specified product lines and will maintain strong relationships with suppliers to influence the ongoing optimization of inventory levels.<br /><br />The Senior Buyer will act as a team lead for specified metal product lines, working interdepartmentally with different internal stakeholders, to execute inventory goals &amp; objectives. This position will act as a point-person for buyer training and development, problem resolution and may be requested to participate in new buyers selection.<br /><br />The actual title for this role may vary based on candidates experience.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Analyzes purchase requirements through forecasting methods and/or material requirements planning guidelines (MRP's)</li> <li>Manages the request for quotes (RFQ) and award process on new and existing products</li> <li>Manages and execute the purchase order process through delivery, in close partnership with key internal clients</li> <li>Creates, places, and manages the purchase order through delivery, communicating delays on delivery to internal customers</li> <li>Leads sourcing and negotiation for outsourced products/services on assigned commodities, with a cost control mindset</li> <li>Manages the selection and set-up of new vendors, including surveys, certifications, capabilities, and qualifications</li> <li>Manages continuous improvement activities with suppliers to drive on-going improvements</li> <li>Develops and manages key relations and drives continuous improvement activities with suppliers (vendor performance monitoring, pricing, shortages, contract terms &amp; conditions enforcement, non-conformances solutions)</li> <li>Manages inventory levels / inventory turns according to department inventory policy</li> <li>Conducts inventory analysis for excess and obsolete materials</li> <li>Escalates vendor performance issues, increased pricing, vendor shortages, etc.</li> <li>Works with internal clients to resolve supplier-related business issues</li> <li>Utilizes professional and technical concepts in accordance with Company objectives to solve complex problems creatively and effectively</li> <li>Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods for obtaining results utilizing critical thinking and evaluation skills</li> <li>Acts as a trusted advisor to Engineering and Sales teams</li> <li>Other duties assigned</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent experience</li> <li>Lean Six Sigma, APICS and/or CPM certification</li> <li>Minimum of 5 years of procurement/purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment with extensive experience in metal products. Automotive or fabrication manufacturing industry preferred</li> <li>Must have sourcing / negotiation and supplier development experience</li> <li>Technologically and systems savvy individual with a good working knowledge of ERP system (experience using Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a plus), as well as advanced Excel skills including formulae and functions</li> <li>Outstanding communication, leadership, organizational, people and problem-solving skills</li> </ul>